Opened this newcomer to the state monopoly last night. For 17 Euro this is a nice entry level Burgundy, destined for the cellar.
2009 Bourgogne, Alain Hudelot-Noellat
When popped and poured the nose reveals some funky notes of dry undergrowth and beets. With air some nice red fruit emerges, with notes of warm spices, hard cherry candy and dry leather. Nice.
The taste is cool, laid back and friendly with nice notes of lingonberries, just about ripe rasberries, warm herbs and a fine earthy character. A fresh acidity in the medium long finish. Young and fresh. I think this could just get better with 2-3 year in the cellar. A touch simplistic today.
84p (tasted 2012/04)